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post #1 of 32 Old 07-31-2017, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep Rocking Chairs

So I got an idea and decided to make this.
















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All made from jeep parts

Grille and tailgate are CJ's
Leaf spring rockers are late 50's to early 60's cj5
Arms leaf springs are cj7
Coils are JK rears.


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Some may scorn for using good OE parts, but I think those are BA.

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post #5 of 32 Old 08-01-2017, 06:32 AM
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Looks cool, but are they comfortable to sit in? Show a pic or two of someone sitting in them. I think I would have turned the arm leaf springs upside down though.

I know people sometimes cringe at the thought of using perfectly good OEM parts, me included, but if they are in abundance, go for it. Grills can be bought new anyway. I have several pieces of Jeep CJ parts on my garage wall but they are cheap Craigslist finds and either bent or rusty. I bypass the good parts for someone else to purchase when I don't need them or don't wish to cut up or modify for the sake of wall art....

They look like they are professional made and it shows.

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post #6 of 32 Old 08-01-2017, 07:42 AM
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Fantastic!!
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post #7 of 32 Old 08-01-2017, 08:36 AM
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I had to really look to find a OE tailgate that looked that good.
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I call it a distributor, not a dizzy.
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Sit in one of those long enough and you'll walk away with JEEP imprinted on your butt.
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post #9 of 32 Old 08-01-2017, 09:39 PM
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Very creative. Now get the lights to work along with the turn signals. Imagine? Would be a great chair to place on a dock while you fish well into the night. Cudos!
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They actually are comfortable. I balanced the chair just past the middle of the rockers to allow it to slightly lean back in its natural state so when you sit in them it will lean back and not forward. As for lights yes it would be very easy to get them to light up but the headlights would be hot on your back. I gave these two chairs away to some friends of ours so I did these as cheap and easy as possible and figured let the owners customize them how they want. One chair i left the snaps on the tailgate so if the owner wanted to make a cushion you could fasten it to the snaps and remove it. Trust me I thought it all out. The first chair took me over 40+ hrs to design and build. Now I have blueprints the second chair took me 6 hrs and I spent 2 hrs welding in a piece on the tailgate to fix some major rust. As for the arms, when have you ever seen a chair arms curve downward? They all slightly curve up, I could have simply used another piece of metal but I used the leafs for the added jeep factor.

Here are the owners and they actually say they are a comfortable sit which I agree too. If I build myself one I may tip the grille back a degree or two and see if that's a more comfy sit. The JK springs do have a little give to them that softens the sit but they don't give much and hold the seat not allowing it to sway any direction.








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Again, awesome job, I wondered about body placement in perspective of the lights but you fit right between them. Excellent engineering, you have a money maker right there sir. At Cruisin the Coast I've seen tailgate benches go for a couple hundred+

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Those are awesome!
Very creative and high quality workmanship.
You could create a line for each model. That would be pretty cool to see lined up!

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With the lights, I was thinking more on the lines of a small strand of Xmas lights to shove into the housings. But, then again, I have the Delta Halogen bulbs with the removal grommet seal behind them.
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sweet!!

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Very creative. Now get the lights to work along with the turn signals. Imagine? Would be a great chair to place on a dock while you fish well into the night. Cudos!

Drill out the bulb and put some bright LEDs and a small battery pack will light them up...nice work
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